|Early Times Report|
SAMBA, Sept 19: In a concerted effort to combat the menace of drugs, the police organized a significant anti-drugs awareness program under the Civic Action Programme at Teli Basti, Bari Brahmana. The event saw active participation from eight government and private schools, where hundreds of parents, teachers, prominent citizens, social workers, PRIs, and police officers gathered to support the cause.
The event featured the following dignitaries:
SSP Samba Benam Tosh, Additional SP Samba Surinder Choudhary, SDPO Bari Brahmana Rahul Nagar and SHO Police Station Bari Brahmana Sumit Sharma.
During the program, certificates and cash rewards were presented to students who excelled as speakers in the anti-drugs awareness competition. The top three student speakers, Initya of GHSS Smailpur, Anshita Verma of National Public High School Patti, and Saneha Vishawakarma of GHS Bari Brahmana, received cash rewards of rupees 12,000.00, 8,000.00, and 5,000.00 respectively. Additionally, five other student speakers, namely Nidhi Balla, Rashmi, Anshika Sharma, Istakar Ali, and Sonia Malik, were awarded certificates and consolation cash rewards of rupees 2,000.00 each.
Participating schools included:
Govt. Higher Secondary School Smailpur, Govt. High School Bari Brahmana, Govt. Middle School Bari Brahmana, National Public School Shah Talab, National Public High School Patti, N.S.K. High School Bari Brahmana, Sher-e-Kashmir Public Higher Secondary School Bari Brahmana and Tagore Public School Bari Brahmana.
Chairman Teli Welfare Association Majid Hussain, President Teli Welfare Association Sadiq Hussain, Chairman Sher-e-Kashmir Public Higher Secondary School Qadar Hussain, and Principal Sher-e-Kashmir Public Higher Secondary School Nagma Malik expressed their gratitude to the police for organizing this grand anti-drug awareness program. They acknowledged the importance of such initiatives in generating awareness among students and the public regarding the perils of drug abuse.
Additional SP Samba addressed the gathering, urging the youth to steer clear of narcotic substances.
SSP Samba, Benam Tosh, emphasized the police force's strategic approach to eradicate the drug menace in the district. He pledged to uncover all conspiracies plotted by smugglers and suppliers of heroin involved in illicit drug trafficking. Perpetrators of narco-trade would face legal consequences and be incarcerated under stringent provisions of the law, he warned. SSP Samba also highlighted the police's commitment to organizing awareness programs like symposiums, seminars, and debates in schools and colleges to create anti-narcotic awareness and mobilize the masses against drugs, particularly heroin, often referred to as "chitta." He assured that more such awareness programs, cultural events, and sports activities would be organized in Samba district in the near future.
The event served as a significant step in the fight against drug abuse, promoting awareness and unity among the youth and the community at large.